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Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Black Ops Cold War top first month of PS5 digital sales

Spider-Man: Miles Morales
(Image credit: Sony)

Sony has confirmed PS5's top-selling downloadable games for its debut month, and it was a good time for playing superheroes and secret soldiers.

The latest PlayStation Store sales charts revealed on the PlayStation Blog includes its first ever PS5 section, with the top 20 sellers broken out between the US/Canada and Europe. The best-selling downloadable PS5 game in the US and Canada was Spider-Man: Miles Morales, while in Europe it was Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. They were the other way around for the number two spot, so the regional tastes for PS5 launch games aren't that different.

Demon's Souls rounded out the top three west of the Atlantic, while Assassin's Creed Valhalla took the bronze to the east (with their respective positions once again swapped in the other region). Remember that these are just digital sales, so they don't reflect sales performance for physical copies of PS5 games.

Interestingly, Black Ops Cold War took the top spot for PS4 sales in both regions, while Spider-Man: Miles Morales only came in third and fourth in the US/Canada and Europe respectively. I'd guess that Sony pushing all the PS5 visual enhancements for Miles Morales helped cement it as the preferred showcase title for next-gen hardware, while otherwise the annual sales behemoth that is the Call of Duty franchise remained unassailable.

Here's the full list of the 20 top-selling downloadable PS5 games for each region.

US/Canada

  1. Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  2. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
  3. Demon’s Souls
  4. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
  5. NBA 2K21 Next Generation
  6. Sackboy: A Big Adventure
  7. Godfall
  8. Watch Dogs: Legion
  9. Mortal Kombat 11
  10. Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition
  11. Borderlands 3
  12. No Man’s Sky
  13. The Pathless
  14. DIRT 5
  15. Maneater
  16. WRC 9 FIA World Rally Championship
  17. Planet Coaster
  18. Overcooked! All You Can Eat
  19. Observer: System Redux
  20. Dead by Daylight: Special Edition

Europe

  1. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
  2. Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  3. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
  4. Demon’s Souls
  5. Watch Dogs: Legion
  6. Borderlands 3
  7. NBA 2K21 Next Generation
  8. Sackboy: A Big Adventure
  9. Godfall
  10. WRC 9 FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP
  11. Mortal Kombat 11
  12. No Man’s Sky
  13. Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition
  14. The Pathless
  15. DIRT 5
  16. Planet Coaster
  17. Maneater
  18. Observer: System Redux
  19. Overcooked! All You Can Eat
  20. Poker Club

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Connor Sheridan

I got a BA in journalism from Central Michigan University - though the best education I received there was from CM Life, its student-run newspaper. Long before that, I started pursuing my degree in video games by bugging my older brother to let me play Zelda on the Super Nintendo. I've previously been a news intern for GameSpot, a news writer for CVG, and now I'm a staff writer here at GamesRadar.